Subramaniyam, M.

Dorf Ketal, Mumbai, India

Mahesh Subramaniyam is the Technical Director of Research and Development for Dorf Ketal. He is responsible for new product development and analytical support. Under his guidance, Dorf Ketal has been granted numerous patents in upstream and downstream oil and gas markets, including patents for high-temperature corrosion inhibition. Dr. Subramaniyam obtained his PhD in polymer science from IIT in Mumbai, India.

Improve understanding of corrosion inhibitor technology for processing high-acid crudes

For corrosion risk assessment and control, ample published research exists on the inherent corrosivity of combinations of naphthenic acid and sulfur in refining systems, but not on the chemistry and mechanism of corrosion inhibitors. This work offers refinery engineers insight into the construction of corrosion inhibitor molecules, as well as how differences in molecules impact the performance of the inhibitor and the risk of fouling in crude units and hydroprocessing units.

Improve compressor reliability with advanced chemical treatments

Although many olefin plants are making big investments in hardware and metallurgy to improve compressor performance and to extend run lengths, the reliability, efficiency and throughput capacity of the CGC are still key influences on plant profitability.